If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local emergency services (police, fire, ambulance).


Resources for those who are or know someone who is seeking help

Resources, Continuing Education, and Training for Social Workers

#16Days UN WOMEN: In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence


Resources for those who are or know someone who is seeking help:

Canadian Women’s Foundation

The mission of CWF is to be a catalyst for the most innovative programs, policies, and public engagement efforts creating transformative change in the lives of women and girls in Canada.

Links to shelters, other services, and information that may be helpful to you.

Tip Sheet #1: How to help someone living with violence
Tip Sheet #2: Support for abused women

Women's Shelters Canada

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support.


National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gendered Based Violence

On April 30, 2021, a Report to Guide the Implementation of a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence was delivered to the federal government.

Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA CAN)

A national non-profit organization whose main purpose is to educate and respond to gender based violence at the national level.

Find Help Across Canada

Families Canada

Families Canada is the national association of family support centres. With a network of 500+ member agencies and thousands of frontline family service practitioners across Canada, we are committed to providing leadership and support in the campaign for Canada’s children.

Find a Family Support Centre

Intimate Partner Abuse Against Men

The Government of Canada's information and resource page on Intimate Partner Violence against men. Scroll the bottom for organizations that can help. 

Shelter Movers

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization offering free moving and storage services to survivors of abuse.


211 connects people with the appropriate information and services to enhance

Canada’s social infrastructure and enable people to fully engage in their communities.

The Government of Canada 

Find family violence prevention services in your area

What to do if someone you know is being abused

Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre

Click here to access this newly launched government website that brings together all federal programs, research and information related to gender-based violence across Canada.

We Believe You

A colouring book for survivors and supporters is an initiative of the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Canada. Click here to access.

WePROTECT Global Alliance

Worldwide cooperation to stop the crime of online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Click here to learn more.

Resources, Continuing Education, and Training for Social Workers:


CASW Webinars:

Keeping survivors safe & healthy: VAW shelters’ responses to COVID-19

Protecting children from abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assessing Danger in Abusive Relationships: An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence and Risk Factors for Lethality

Reducing Vulnerabilities and Promoting Resilience in Children and Youth Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Effective Workplace Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Understanding the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Children and Youth: Implications for Relationship-based Intervention

What supports are available for diverse older women who experience intimate partner violence?

Religion and Intimate Partner Violence

Technology and Family Violence


University of New Brunswick - Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre: Centre for Family Violence Research

It’s Your Business – A DIPV Workplace Toolkit

COVID 19 Resources


Western University - Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children

Free online training:

Document, Monitor, Collaborate: A Primer on Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management

Domestic Violence in the Workplace Online Training

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: Refugee Assistance Program Workers

Neighbours, Friends and Families: Working Together to End Abuse

McMaster University - VEGA Family Violence Education Resources

The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created pan-Canadian, evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence.

Access to VEGA Education Resources is free. Click here to be taken to VEGA Education Resources site and register for access.

Government of Canada

Resources for professionals: Stop family violence

The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children

is a joint collaboration between academics at Simon Fraser University and community and women’s organizations working at the grass-roots level. The FREDA Centre is committed to participatory action research, focused specifically on violence against women and children, and works in the interests of the community to end this violence.